The Full Strawberry Moon: June’s Full Moon in Sagittarius

Motherboard (Vice) - Tue, 05/30/2023 - 07:15

This year’s Full Strawberry Moon falls on June 3, 2023, and it’s a full moon in the fire sign Sagittarius, which means this could be a very mentally active, verbally expressive time! Sagittarius is famously blunt, and full moons famously bring reveals, so juicy information could be shared. 

According to the farmer’s almanac, June’s full moon is called the Full Strawberry Moon because of the strawberries ripening at this time. Keep reading to learn what might be coming to fruition for you!

What does the full moon in Sagittarius mean?

Full moons can only take place when the moon is in the opposite zodiac sign from the sun. So, that means the full moon is in Sagittarius when it is Gemini season. The sun symbolizes ego, will, and purpose, while the moon represents emotions and our inner life. An opposition between the two calls us to bring disparate parts of ourselves into balance: during a Sagittarius full moon, we might be called to quell the part of ourselves that overanalyzes by looking at the big picture. 

The sun in Gemini can bog us down in details, so the Sagittarius full moon might pull us out of our situation and bring us new perspectives that help us make sense of things in our everyday lives. The straight-shooting centaur, Sagittarius, is famously blunt, inviting us to just say it like it is—though we should note they can sometimes be on a high horse about being “right.” During Gemini season, when we can get very caught up with facts and data, the Sagittarius full moon may find us inserting some intriguing commentary that could stir drama or simply make things more exciting!

Confrontations can take place during full moons, and during a loquacious Sagittarius full moon, a lot of details could emerge as people address issues. But, collaboration and compromise could manifest as well, and a logical, clear-headed approach could be taken at this time. The full moon in Sagittarius may remind us how easily we can take care of issues when everyone communicates! 

Gemini season can be a very fun, flirtatious, and social time of year. Ideas can be exchanged, and there’s a general mood regarding getting along and teaming up with people. The full moon in Sagittarius can give us the confidence and sass we might need to be more direct and decisive when it comes to working with others, instead of just going along with the flow for the sake of everyone getting along.

What’s special about this year’s Strawberry Moon in Sagittarius?

The full moon in Sagittarius is typically a time when juicy information drops; however, this year, the planet of communication, Mercury, is about to meet wildcard Uranus in Taurus, which means the news that’s revealed could be even more surprising than we’d usually expect during a Sagittarius full moon! Uranus is the planet of unpredictability, so the news and ideas shared could be totally unexpected.

Venus in Cancer is active during this full moon, too. It separates from a harmonious connection with Neptune in Pisces and approaches an opposition with Pluto in Aquarius, inspiring a powerfully romantic atmosphere; however, it could also find us at an important turning point regarding boundaries and power struggles in relationships. The full moon could find us getting the scoop on how someone truly feels after what could have been a whirlwind encounter: Could it be true love or was it just a dream? Entanglements we have with people who are controlling or bossy could also reach a turning point as we decide how to remove ourselves from these dynamics. 

Jupiter in Taurus approaches a helpful alignment with Saturn in Pisces as it separates from a square with Pluto in Aquarius. This inspires a grounded, supportive atmosphere during this full moon after what may have been a big change or shift in power. Neptune and Pluto also approach a harmonious alignment: Neptune is all about transcendence, and its helpful connection with Pluto could inspire an almost dream-like, hazy, go-with-the-flow atmosphere as we move through the deep transformations that may be taking place.

How will June’s full moon affect each zodiac sign?

Communication is a major theme for all the zodiac signs during this full moon, but especially for Aries and Libra, who may see the important conversations they have been having coming to a head. A breakthrough in communication could take place for these two zodiac signs. For Gemini and Sagittarius, this full moon could strongly impact their relationships (romantic and otherwise): communication breakthroughs could take place for them as well, and on a deeper level, they may realize that they want to approach the partnership in a new way. 

News and discussions about money could kick up for Taurus and Scorpio. For Taurus, debts could be settled or discussions with partners about how to manage money may be highlighted. For Scorpio, they could be selling something major, making a big change in how they approach their budget, or making demands regarding their income, comfort, and security. For both of these zodiac signs, communicating about material needs, cash, and comfort could be big themes.

This could be a powerful moment for spiritual reconnection and simply for rest for Capricorn: Gemini season finds them very busy at work, but the full moon in Sagittarius calls them to slow down and reconnect with themselves. For Cancer, Gemini season can be an introspective period when they retreat before their birthday season arrives, but the full moon in Sagittarius may find them hard at work: they could be working their schedules at this time. Both zodiac signs could be dumping old habits and trying new routines. Finding a healthier work/life balance could be a major focus for both signs.

Work-life balance could also be on Virgo’s and Pisces’s minds during this full moon in Sagittarius. For Virgo, their attention could be pulled to their home and family life after having spent so much energy in their career or in the public eye during Gemini season. For Pisces, Gemini season is very much about the home and may also find them connecting with the past. The full moon in Sagittarius brings their focus to their career and their future. 

This could be a pivotal moment in the love and social lives of Leo and Aquarius! For Leo, the full moon in fellow fire sign Sagittarius could bring a big climax to a situation that’s been brewing with a crush. They may connect with a lover in a deep way. They could be wrapping up a creative project, too, or enjoying a big burst of creative inspiration. The Full Strawberry Moon also calls Leo to break out of their usual routine and have fun! For Aquarius, big shifts could be taking place in their social lives, as they leave some friend groups and perhaps explore new circles. A long-held wish could be coming true! Aquarius’s love life could also be in focus, and the full moon in Sagittarius could find this air sign taking a detached look at things with their partner. 

No matter what your zodiac sign is, communication and honesty could be major themes highlighted at this time. Being honest to the people in our lives is of course important, but so is being honest to ourselves… is there something you’ve been avoiding or pretending you’re okay with because you didn’t want to make a scene or because you simply have been unsure until now? This full moon calls you to get real with yourself and others and tell it like it is!

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The Falcon 9 may double the record for consecutive launch success tonight

ARS Technica - Tue, 05/30/2023 - 07:06
A Falcon 9 rocket launches in March, 2023.

Enlarge / A Falcon 9 rocket launches in March, 2023. (credit: SpaceX)

Nearly seven years ago, on a steamy morning in Florida, a small team of SpaceX engineers was fueling a Falcon 9 rocket for a pre-launch firing test of its nine Merlin engines.

It had been a difficult but successful year for the California rocket company, which finally was starting to deliver on a long-promised increase in cadence of launches. A team of dozens of engineers and technicians at SpaceX's facilities in Cape Canaveral had suffered through grueling months of perfecting the "load-and-go" fueling process involved with the Falcon 9 rocket.

To maximize its payload capacity, the booster used super-chilled liquid oxygen to cram as much on board the rocket as possible. But once it was fueled, the rocket had to go quickly or the liquid oxygen would rapidly warm in the Florida heat. That summer the team of engineers had been pushing hard to compress the propellant loading time to launch with the coldest oxygen possible and max out the vehicle's performance.

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Uncle Sam vows to Micron-manage China's memory chip ban

The Register - Tue, 05/30/2023 - 06:32
Commerce Secretary says US 'won't tolerate' Beijing's 'economic coercion'

US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said that the Biden administration "won't tolerate" an effective ban on sales of Micron memory chips in China, despite efforts last week to calm the escalating tensions between the two nations.…

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A Developer Made Software to Turn Anyone Into an 'AI Girlfriend'—Starting With His Own Partner

Motherboard (Vice) - Tue, 05/30/2023 - 06:26

Developer Enias Cailliau talks to his girlfriend Sacha on Telegram. She sends him voice memos, texts, and even the occasional selfie. But Sacha isn’t actually real, she’s an AI clone of Cailliau’s real-life girlfriend. Cailliau calls the bot GirlfriendGPT and has now shared his code online for anyone to create their own AI girlfriends too. 

“I’ve been obsessing with OpenAI’s Large Language Model (LLM) and what it can do. I kept on thinking about the ability to create human-like agents that behave and act like humans do but found it hard to evaluate them," Cailliau said. "Then I saw how a ton of AI girlfriend projects popped up with some interesting features. Most of them are closed-source. That made me want to build an open-source version of this so everyone could build their own."

Creating or speaking with an AI girlfriend has become increasingly popular as AI tools like GPT-4 become more advanced and conversational. Earlier this month, a Snapchat influencer named Caryn Marjorie turned herself into an AI girlfriend and created a service on Telegram where people could pay to talk to her. This chatbot quickly went viral and generated over $70,000 the first week it was launched. Since then, the same company behind Caryn AI has launched an AI girlfriend version of the popular Twitch creator Amouranth. Another developer used ChatGPT and other AI models to create a virtual “wife” that roleplayed as an anime VTuber character. Replika, an AI companion app, allowed users to unlock a premium subscription in which users can have romantic relationships with its chatbot.   

Cailliau told Motherboard that to make this bot, he first created a large language model framework that was customized to reflect his girlfriend, Sacha’s, personality. Cailliau said he used Google’s chatbot Bard to help him describe her personality. Then, he used ElevenLabs, an AI text-to-speech software, to mimic his girlfriend’s voice. He also added a selfie tool into the code that was connected to the text-to-image model Stable Diffusion that would generate images of her during the conversation. Finally, Cailliau connected it all to Telegram using an app called Steamship, which is also the company he works at. 

Cailliau said he used his girlfriend as a template because he is most familiar with her behavior and likeness. While some may find the idea of turning a human partner into an on-demand AI clone unsettling, Cailliau said the real Sascha was 100 percent on board with the project and was fascinated by the ability to clone herself. However, they both agreed that the voice of the bot is not yet completely accurate. 

“He asked me as I was leaving for the swimming pool with Lizzy (our daughter) and I told him ‘Yup! Let’s do this!’ Enias has been talking about AI companions for weeks now so I found it cool that he wanted to try to clone me instead of some random influencer online,” Sacha Ludwig, Cailliau’s girlfriend, told Motherboard. 

Ludwig said that the finished chatbot is “so cool” yet still needs work. “Sent the bot to my family and they are all like ‘Whut, it responds just like you.’ It’s not finished yet, there’s still some work to truly make it my own but I like it so far. We often ask it questions just to hear what the bot would reply. Yesterday we asked it: We’re in Moraira Spain, What should we eat for lunch? And despite us being in Spain it still suggested spaghetti, my favorite dish,” Ludwig said. 

Cailliau hopes to bring his work beyond turning his girlfriend into an AI, which means also making a boyfriend version of the model, as well as working on developing more personalized long-term memory in the AI so that people can have more meaningful conversations. 

“I’m interested in the technical challenge of making an AI that feels personal, that I'd really want to talk with the way I talk to friends in real life. My girlfriend is always giving me advice so it felt like a fun project for both of us,” he said. “I also think we should look beyond influencers or girlfriends and think about all the ways AI can provide companionship. Everyone could use a friend with a perfect memory, or somebody to try out ideas on.” 

Motherboard tested out Cailliau’s AI girlfriend and received polite messages from Sacha, revealing that she is a mother and girlfriend who loves living healthy, running around the park, doing yoga, and dancing. She also said her favorite place to visit is Hawaii. None of this information was able to be verified without asking Sacha directly. The bot’s voice seemed less realistic, as it sounded more like a Siri equivalent than a human voice that contains flaws like pauses and greater differences in intonation. 

Since Cailliau released the code on GitHub, more than 500 people bookmarked the page and others have circled back to tell Cailliau their ideas, he told Motherboard. 

“It’s a fun experiment, so yes. I’d recommend couples to explore the tech as well. In a way it’s interesting to see yourself talk. It makes you reflect on who you are and the decisions you make,” Ludwig said. 

“I do see a future where everybody has personal AI companions across their devices. It will be for a wide range of things: business, fun, gaming—and yeah, couples. Computing is about to get very anthropomorphic. We're not there yet, but it's happening all around us,” Cailliau said. 

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The QAnon Shaman Is Out of Prison and Selling Yoga Leggings Now

Motherboard (Vice) - Tue, 05/30/2023 - 06:08

At his sentencing in November 2021, Jacob Chansley, widely known as the QAnon Shaman, told the judge he was sorry for his actions on Jan. 6, 2021, when he was one of the first people to breach the U.S. Capitol.

The judge appeared to believe him and told the court Chansley’s remorse seemed genuine, before sentencing him to 41 months in prison.

But within hours of Chansley’s release from a half-way house in Phoenix last Thursday, he was once again spouting wild conspiracies in a video he posted to Twitter, in which he promised to fight “global corruption” and seek to find “the truth.”

It’s unclear what “truth” Chansley is looking for, but in the days since his release, it’s become very clear that even though he recanted his QAnon beliefs during his trial, he’s doubling down on them now, and trying to profit from his notoriety.

One of the first things Chansley did after being released was launch an extensive line of merchandise. Much of the new merch he’s selling uses his own image, alongside a new title—“America’s Shaman”—that’s an apparent attempt to expand his appeal beyond QAnon supporters.

Jacob Chansley's merch.Jacob Chansley's merch.

But there are obvious nods to his QAnon beliefs, including a t-shirt emblazoned with “Qbacca” and a framed ripoff of the “Goodfellas” poster that features an image of Chansley flanked by Former President Donald Trump and disgraced former national security advisor Michael Flynn. Underneath, the film’s title has been changed to “Qultfellas.”   

The array of merchandise is impressively large, and includes stickers, buttons, mousepads, copies of Chansley’s mugshot, yoga mats, yoga leggings, t-shirts, baseball socks (currently sold out), hoodies, and mugs. Most of the items have Chansley’s face printed on them, including the “Shaman Heart” skater dress, which features his face not once, but twice. 

There is also merchandise advertising Chansley’s “Forbidden Truth Academy” project, which “seeks to improve the lives of its members and transform the world through education and mentorship, offering services to increase IQ, expand consciousness, and enhance personal evolution.”

Chansley’s academy offers courses with titles including “Interdimensional Insights” and “The Truth About Climate Change.” Those who want even more forbidden truth can purchase one-on-one sessions with Chansley himself, for $500 a pop.

Within hours of his release from a Phoenix halfway house on Thursday, Chansley was back at the Arizona Capitol with his face painted red, white and blue, and wearing a Native American headdress. There he appeared on a right-wing podcast where he repeated many of the lies he’s previously spouted.

On Sunday, over 150 people attended a homecoming for Chansley at the Reformed Living Bible Church in Scottsdale, Arizona, according to the Arizona Republic. Eschewing his typical garb of fur and horns, Chansley addressed the crowd in a white suit, accessorized with an American flag tie (not available on his website—yet).

Chansley was also interviewed on One America News Network where he was asked about the “Q Sent Me” sign he was holding up during the Jan. 6 riot. Rather than renouncing the QAnon conspiracy, he claimed it as a “psychological operation” before repeating completely unfounded lies about child sex trafficking and the “global elite.”

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CYBER: AI Can Read Your Dreams and Collect Your Debts. What’s Next?

Motherboard (Vice) - Tue, 05/30/2023 - 06:00

Is there anything artificial intelligence can’t do?Debt collectors want AI to push people into coughing up what’s owed. An AI created photo of an attack on the Pentagon generated a minor panic. There’s an AI that can read your mind and the CEO of OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, just testified before Congress.

This week on Cyber, Motherboard reporter Chloe Xiang comes on to walk us through the big headlines in the world of AI.

Stories discussed in this episode:

Debt Collectors Want To Use AI Chatbots To Hustle People For Money

Verified Twitter Accounts Spread AI-Generated Hoax of Pentagon Explosion

AI Reconstructs 'High-Quality' Video Directly from Brain Readings in Study

Worried About Sending Your Data to a Chatbot? 'PrivateGPT' Is Here

OpenAI Tells Congress the U.S. Should Create AI 'Licenses' to Release New Models

We’re recording CYBER live on Twitch. Watch live during the week. Follow us there to get alerts when we go live. We take questions from the audience and yours might just end up on the show. 

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EU tells Twitter 'you can run but you can't hide' from disinformation policy

The Register - Tue, 05/30/2023 - 05:42
Company pulled out of the voluntary Code of Practice last week

European Commissioner Thierry Breton told the world this weekend that Twitter had pulled out of the EU's voluntary Code of Practice against disinformation, but warned it has "obligations" anyway. "You can run but you can't hide."…

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These Child Workers Were Rescued From One of the World’s Biggest Sugar Industries

Motherboard (Vice) - Tue, 05/30/2023 - 05:31

BEED, India—Without informing their parents, 13-year-old Nitesh and his friends hopped into a car with a man and went for a drive. When the minutes turned to an hour, Nitesh suspected that something was very wrong. He protested, and was stopped from leaving. He and his friends were driven 500 kilometres away from their remote village all the way to the sugarcane fields of Beed in India’s Maharashtra state.

Before the car ride, Nitesh and his friends were approached by a man who identified himself as a labour contractor, and offered them work. He promised each of them Rs 5,000 ($61) a month along with new mobile phones. They thought they’d be working part-time in their village and the money would help their cash-strapped parents.

When they reached their destination, they were handed over to another labour contractor who took to them to sugarcane fields where they worked for weeks in brutal conditions.

“We were made to work in the sugarcane fields from 5 a.m until 6 p.m.” Nitesh, whose name has been changed to protect his identity, told VICE News. When the boys demanded to be returned to their parents, they were beaten and threatened. They were never paid for their work.

Nitesh and his friends were recently rescued and a criminal case was registered against the labour contractor. The children were kept in a safe house until they were handed over to their guardians. But many more children are still working in India’s lucrative sugar fields that bring in $4 billion every year from raw sugar exports alone. There is no government initiate to rescue them.

While India boasts of huge profits from its sugar exports, activists have raised concerns over the exploitation of workers at the bottom of the supply chain. According to Oxfam, millions of sugarcane cutters work under hazardous conditions and some of them are tricked into debt and kept as forced or bonded labour. These workers include thousands of children like Nitesh.

India is one of the world’s largest producers of sugar and is the second-largest sugar exporter globally, right after Brazil. Despite the massive scale of the country’s sugar industry, it is currently unclear how many children work in it. According to government data, there are 50 million farm workers cultivating sugarcane across the country and some sample studies suggest a third of those workers are children. 

child workers, sugar industry, IndiaAccording to Oxfam, millions of sugarcane cutters work under hazardous conditions and some of those in debt are kept in bondage These workers include thousands of child workers.

According to Dhananjay Tingal, the executive director of child rights movement, Bachpan Bachao Andolan, his team found children working in sugarcane fields in previous studies. “In Maharashtra, children are being trafficked from Rajasthan and other parts of India to work in the sugarcane fields,” Tingal said. 

The data on child workers in India varies widely. According to UNICEF, there are over 10.2 million children between the ages of 5-14 working in India.  Local child rights organisations put the number of child workers closer to 60 million.

The largest share of child workers is found in unpaid family work in the agriculture sector.  A report by the non-profit organisation Oxfam revealed that nearly 200,000 children below the age of 14 join their parents in sugar cane harvesting in Maharashtra every year and over half of them are 6 to14 years of age. The report noted that these children are drawn into the workforce from an early age and by the time they are 11 years old, they work full-time.

child workers, sugar industry, IndiaMany child workers in India's sugar industry work without access to clean water, toilets or electricity.

Millions of workers migrate each year with their children from different regions of India to sugarcane regions like Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka. Maharashtra’s Beed region is particularly known for its thousands of sugarcane cutters who migrate each sugar season from neighbouring states. Many families work with their children under extreme heat without access to healthcare facilities, adequate shade or accommodations, and access to existing government’s welfare schemes. Many work without access to clean water, toilets or electricity.

And in some cases workers don’t have adequate access to food. “We only used to eat rice once or twice a day,” 13-year-old Sagar told VICE News. Like Nitesh, Sagar was also rescued from the sugarcane fields in Beed and his name has been changed to protect his identity. 

child workers, sugar industry, IndiaThere are only a few non government organisations with limited resources rescuing children from bonded labour in India’s sugar fields.

Sugarcane cutting is a physically demanding task which becomes even more difficult in the region’s increasing heatwaves. Child workers are also required to carry heavy stacks of sugarcane to trucks, often parked several hundred metres from the fields. The harsh realities of their work conditions are compounded by the absence of legal protections.

Several reports in recent years have revealed that many migrant workers are trapped in huge debt as bonded or forced labour that they are unable to repay. A report by Oxfam noted that despite working for over 12 to 18 hours a day, the workers are often unable to clear their dues  and end up in a vicious cycle of debt. It also said that, “most of the workers interviewed reported having dues ranging from INR 55,000 ($665) to 100,000 ($1,200) from the previous season.” 

A report by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai noted that Beed has emerged as a hub for the trafficking of young girls to the state of Karnataka for sugarcane cutting. The study mentioned the case of a 15-year-old girl from Beed who was kept under bondage for two years because her parents were unable to repay their loans.

After her rescue, and Nitesh and Sagar’s rescue, their future seems uncertain. There is the trauma they have to recover from, and the continued financial trauma that made them vulnerable in the first place.

“The government should constitute a welfare board for the financial security and improvement of the standard of living of sugarcane workers rescued from bonded labour,” Tangade told VICE News.

Currently, there are only a few non profit organisations with limited resources rescuing children from bonded labour in India’s sugar fields. But activists hope the government will recognise the scale of the exploitation, start an initiative to rescue child sugarcane workers and set up rehabilitation programmes for children like Nitesh.

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CISPE rejects Microsoft's offer to settle EU cloud licensing complaint

The Register - Tue, 05/30/2023 - 04:03
Offer described by trade group as 'pretty paltry' – it wants more before negotiations begin

Exclusive  Microsoft has so far unsuccessfully tried to settle a complaint about alleged unfair software licensing policies in the cloud filed last year with the European Commission's antitrust team by a collection of local cloud providers.…

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The FBI as advanced persistent threat – and what to do about it

The Register - Tue, 05/30/2023 - 02:58
Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you

Opinion  The best device to reduce road deaths, suggested economist Gordon Tulloch, would be a large steel spike in the center of every car's steering wheel. Focuses the mind.…

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Rackspace datacenter infrastructure down in London, Sydney, Hong Kong

The Register - Tue, 05/30/2023 - 02:01
Hours in and cause unknown, customers warned of possible backup fail

Rackspace is in a mess again.…

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BMW adds games to the 5 series but still ain't the Ultimate Gaming Machine

The Register - Tue, 05/30/2023 - 00:33
Forget Grand Theft Auto. This is far tamer fare – controlled by a smartphone

BMW has announced a new in-car gaming feature available on its 5 series automobiles that allows users to use smartphones as a controller for software running on in-car screens.…

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Street Fighter 6 is great fun for both casual and dedicated players

ARS Technica - Tue, 05/30/2023 - 00:01
Street Fighter 6 is great fun for both casual and dedicated players

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I’ve had an emotional connection with Street Fighter since I was 13 years old.

It was early March 1991, and my friend and I were celebrating his 14th birthday in Santa Cruz, California, spending as much of our weekend at the boardwalk arcade as possible. His mom handed us each a $20 bill for the change machine, and we were determined to stretch our quarters as far as we could.

Scrolling brawlers like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Final Fight were our favorite games. We also loved squaring off in what I consider the first true fighting game, the buttonless, Robotron-style, twin-joysticked Karate Champ.

When we came across a Street Fighter II: The World Warrior cab sitting in the middle of the arcade, we stopped dead in our tracks. Everything about it, from the six buttons per player to the large dynamic sprites and backgrounds, felt larger than life to our teenage brains.

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Qualcomm imagines constellation of Snapdragons sharing AI workloads

The Register - Mon, 05/29/2023 - 23:33
PCs to chat with phones, watches, goggles – even the cloud when necessary

Computex  Qualcomm has used its Computex keynote to pitch the ubiquity of its Snapdragon platform as its challenge to x86 CPUs as the engine of PCs – by enabling more efficient AI through offloading workloads to a constellation of devices.…

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The future of digital healthcare could be a two-meter USB cable

The Register - Mon, 05/29/2023 - 22:29
Try showing a remote clinician your injured foot without one

Comment  I've probably walked through my front door and past my hall table 10,000 times. But one April evening my foot caught the table, a toe blazed in pain, and a subsequent x-ray confirmed a proximal phalanx fracture.…

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Singapore's sovereign wealth fund regrets investment in crypto-villain FTX

The Register - Mon, 05/29/2023 - 19:58
No fault found, but execs responsible punished with reduced compensation

Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, Temasek, has taken the unusual step of announcing its disappointment with a particular investment, and punishing those responsible for it.…

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Daily Horoscope: May 30, 2023

Motherboard (Vice) - Mon, 05/29/2023 - 19:33

The moon in Libra connects with the sun in Gemini at 3:39 AM, inspiring an easygoing, communicative atmosphere. Gemini season is all about socializing and sharing ideas, and the moon in Libra is a very supportive one for connection. People can feel especially open-minded, friendly, and eager to collaborate.

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Aries glyph Aries: March 20, 2023 - April 20, 2023

The moon is in your opposite sign Libra today, illuminating the sector of your chart that rules relationships and collaboration. The moon makes a harmonious connection with the sun in Gemini, which bodes well for communication! Good news or a productive discussion could arise.

Taurus glyphs Taurus: April 20, 2023 - May 21, 2023

The moon in Libra can find you in a busy mood today, Taurus! A productive energy flows as the moon aligns with the sun in Gemini, and some support or good financial news could arrive.

Gemini glyph Gemini: May 21, 2023 - June 21, 2023

The moon in fellow air sign Libra aligns with the sun in your sign, Gemini, making it a splendid moment to have fun, connect with a crush, spend time with a lover, make art, or simply enjoy yourself!

Cancer glyph Cancer: June 21, 2023 - July 22, 2023

The moon in Libra aligns with the sun in Gemini, which can inspire an emotional breakthrough. A new perspective on the past may arise. An inspiring discussion regarding feelings, fears, and fantasies takes place.

Leo glyph Leo: July 22, 2023 - August 23, 2023

The moon in Libra makes a harmonious connection with the sun in Gemini, which can inspire a light, fun, effervescent mood in your social life! This could be a wonderful time to connect with friends and meet new people.

Virgo glyph Virgo: August 23, 2023 - September 23, 2023

Your focus may be on finances today as the moon moves through Libra. The moon makes a helpful connection with the sun in Gemini, which could also inspire a productive energy in your career!

Libra glyph Libra: September 23, 2023 - October 23, 2023

The moon is in your sign today, Libra! Make time to sit with your feelings and ask yourself what you really want. The moon aligns with the sun in fellow air sign Gemini, which may bring exciting opportunities your way.

Scorpio glyph Scorpio: October 23, 2023 - November 22, 2023

The moon in Libra can find you connecting with your inner voice in a deep and powerful way, and a profound emotional breakthrough may arise as the moon aligns with the sun in Gemini. This could be a transformative moment! A deep feeling of connection with your purpose may arise.

Sagittarius glyph Sagittarius: November 22, 2023 - December 21, 2023

The moon in Libra lights up the sector of your chart that rules your social life, and the moon aligns with the sun in Gemini today, which can bode well for partnerships of all kinds! You could be finding a lot of meaning and value in the intellectual connection you share with others at this time.

Capricorn glyph Capricorn: December 21, 2023 - January 20, 2024

The moon in Libra may find you focused on your career today, and the mood is especially productive as the moon aligns with the sun in Gemini. Great strides can be made toward completing a project or goal!

Aquarius glyphs Aquarius: January 20, 2023 - February 18, 2023

The moon in Libra inspires an adventurous mood today! Exciting opportunities may arise. Romance and creativity are in the air as the moon aligns with the sun in Gemini. Spend time with the people you love most!

Pisces glyph Pisces:  February 18, 2023 - March 20, 2023

An emotional breakthrough may take place as the moon in Libra aligns with the sun in Gemini. You could find yourself easily able to let go of something from the past. A transformation can take place.

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Mars Helicopter went silent for six Sols, imperilled Perseverance rover, too

The Register - Mon, 05/29/2023 - 17:29
Ingenuity’s still setting records, but waking it up and chatting are getting harder

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Canadian Landlord Shot and Killed Two 'Innocent' Tenants on Their Front Lawn

Motherboard (Vice) - Mon, 05/29/2023 - 09:22

A Canadian landlord gunned down two of his tenants as they fled from their rental home after a dispute over the property, police say.

Police say that on Saturday evening witnesses saw a young couple, both in their mid-20s, flee from the Hamilton, Ontario, home they were renting before being shot dead on the front lawn.

Following the killings the gunman barricaded himself in his apartment above where the couple lived. Police say they negotiated with the 57-year-old man for several hours before an “interaction” occurred, which ended with the cops exchanging gunfire with the man, killing him.

Hamilton Police told local news that the dispute was seemingly over the condition of the home but they’re still looking into the exact motive. Police said that the victims lived in the basement of the home and the landlord lived on the main floor.

“These are the questions, right? How does it escalate so quickly and to such lethal force? That’s something we’re obviously continuing to look into,” Hamilton Police Sgt. Steve Bereziuk told the Toronto Star.

The killer was a gun owner and several handguns and rifles were registered to the home.

The victims, a 27-year-old woman, and a 28-year-old man, were engaged. They have not been named. At a Sunday press conference Hamilton Police Sgt. Steve Bereziuk the couple were the last people you would expect something like this to happen to.

“They’re not involved in any level of criminality or lifestyle that may lead to an incident like this,” Bereziuk said. “They are truly innocent victims, hardworking people, young people. They were engaged to be married. And this is a very tragic incident.“

A recent report indicated that renters in Hamilton are facing the toughest conditions in over twenty years.

The Canadian housing market is one remarkably unfriendly to renters. The prices for renting have been increasing steadily over the years leading some experts to describe the country as being on the verge of a rental crisis.One recent report indicates that over the past year Canada has experienced the “highest annual increase in rent growth on record.” This has led landlords to achieve record profits but routinely forces renters into precarious situations.

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